A few items of business to take care of today…

Hotel Update

I was advised late last week that our room block is sold out at the Springhill Suites. As of Tuesday morning, there were only three rooms left even at the regular rate. If you haven’t booked, do it now!

If you’re looking for an alternative, the closest option is the Hampton Inn.

Thanksgiving Point Hotels

It’s located just north of Thanksgiving Point, about a 3 minute drive or a 15 minute walk.
There are still rooms available for a reasonable price, but they also expect to sell out for the weekend.

Ticket Sales

Several have asked about number of attendees and conference ticket availability. We are expecting to host 300 bloggers and have just under 25 tickets remaining for SNAP!

We’re trying to work with the venue to add a couple more, but if you’re considering attending please REGISTER NOW! We will sell out.

Speaker Announcement

Please join me in welcoming some fun speakers…

Everyday Elements Amanda

Amanda Padgett, Everyday Elements

Amanda, a quirky, introverted homeschooling mom of four, is passionate about helping others learn their cameras and editing software. She shares helpful tutorials on photography and editing with Photoshop Elements at her site Everyday Elements, and also offers online workshops and actions for Photoshop and PSE to speed workflow.


The Idea Room

Amy Huntley, The Idea Room

Amy is a wife and mother to five kids who keep her busy and happy.  She runs The Idea Room, where she shares DIY home decor and remodeling projects, baking and her quest to further develop her photography skills.To de-stress, Amy likes running to nowhere and back and consuming large amounts of chocolate.


One Charming Party

Brittany Egbert, One Charming Party

Brittany Egbert knows a thing or two about hosting a great party. From a very young age, she helped out with her mother’s catering business. Working behind the scenes taught Brittany two very important things: how to appreciate a great party and how to make delicious food look delicious. Brittany’s work in event planning lead her to launch a business and a blog – One Charming Party.


Brooke Walker Studio 5

Brooke Walker, KSL Studio 5 

Brooke Walker is the co-host of Studio 5, Utah’s #1 local lifestyle program. She also presents the “Family Focus” series on KSL News at 5, and is the host/producer of “Footprints of Faith,” a semi-annual program that features people of faith, and their inspiring stories. In her spare time, Brooke enjoys a good read or cashing in on quality “girl time” with her three sisters.


Char Crap I've MadeChar Coester, Crap I’ve Made

Char has a name that sounds like an amusement park ride. And when life deals you that, you can do one of two things: laugh or go make something. Char does both and then writes about it. Char has been married for 14 years to a guy who stalked her in college. They have 4 fabulous kids (10, 8, 5, and 2) who keep things interesting. She hates pudding and hugging.
Jamie Rose Arizona Republic

Jaimee Rose, Jaimee Rose

Jaimee is a features writer for The Arizona Republic and contributes to USA Today. She received national recognition for her story about Stephanie Nielson, a blogger burned in a plane crash. She has appeared on 20/20The NBC Nightly News, CNN and written for The Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun. Jaimee loves vintage newspapers, her Granna’s ’40s hat collection, and muffins with frosting.


Tatertots and Jello

Jennifer Hadfield, Tatertots and Jello

Jen is the author of the craft & decorating blog Tatertots& Jello. She loves making something beautiful out of nothing – remake is her style!Jennifer is a mom of 4 who loves meeting new friends. She started her blog as a place to store creative ideas and projects. She believes anyone can be creative and loves encouraging other people to develop their creative side.


Allora Handmade

Jessica Erickson, Allora Handmade

Jessica has moved 23 times in the last 10 years. Her most recent move? Home to sunny San Diego. A constant craving for creativity led Jessica to launch Allora Handmade two years ago and a blog shortly thereafter. Today, she blogs about her journey as a successful handmade business owner, totally frazzled mom of two crazy boys and lover of all things yellow.


Centsational Girl KateKate Riley, Centsational Girl

Kate is better known around the blogosphere as Centsational Girl, a lover of all things design and DIY from small crafts to large spaces. Kate’s work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications and on the Nate Berkus Show.  You can catch up with Kate’s daily adventures in crafting, cooking, decorating, and home improving at her site Centsational Girl


My Insanity

Kendra Halterman, My Insanity

People often tell Kendra Halterman she’s crazy. Rather than take it personally, she’s turned it into a virtual hit. She blogs about all her crazy projects including parties, holiday decorating and traditions, DIY home projects and more at My Insanity. She is wife of one boy scout, mom of four extroverts, music teacher, and all-around mess-maker!


Kim Today's Creative

Kim Demmon, Today’s Creative

Kim started her feature site about five years ago. Today’s Creative Blog was thought up and started all within 5 min. Kim craved seeing new blogs that had creative projects and figured there must be more people just like me who wanted the same thing…She’s been sharing her favorite sites ever since. Kim is a busy mom who adores her young son and teaches fitness classes.


Laci Davis PhotographyLaci Davis, Laci Davis Photography

Laci runs a successful photography business, Laci Davis Photography and works as a regular contributor to Utah’s #1 lifestyle show, KSL-TV’s Studio 5, Laci’s popular series “Laci’s Latest” breaks down the new, hip and happy trends that shape our state, and shape our style. Her favorite job is playing “mom” to Navi, Gray and Annsli – and she loves dancing to the music of her rock star husband.


Less Cake More Frosting

Lara Garner, Less Cake {More Frosting}

Lara {aka Ellie G} is the author of Less Cake {more frosting}.  A blog about everything she loves including, but certainly not limited to, large amounts of frosting. She is a graphic designer and has worked on everything from blogs to fabric and corporate logos. Lara loves being a wife and mother of two. She’d also love to move-in to Disneyland. She’s pretty accomplished at singing in the shower.


Make and Takes

Marie LeBaron, Make and Takes

Marie is the founder and managing editor of Make and Takes and is a mother of 3 living in Seattle. Marie graduated with an Early Childhood and Elementary teaching degree, taught 4 years of kindergarten, and now shares many of her tips and tricks she’s learned over the years on her blog. Marie recently published her first craft book called, Make and Takes for Kids: 50 crafts throughout the year.


Megan Dunford, Persimmon Floral Design 

When Megan was young, she couldn’t help picking her neighbors  petunias, secretly stashing marigolds in her pocket, or arranging daisies in soda pop bottles. Megan studied design and then created Persimmon Floral Design in 2005.  Megan is well known for her unique and beautiful flower arrangements and is featured regularly on My Craft Channel.


House of Smiths

Shelley Smith, House of Smiths

In September 2009, Shelley and her husband Cason started a blog to document progress on their home remodel – a real shift in design and style. They’ve worked hard to find fun, new ways to update, change and decorate their space on a budget, earning them the respect of hundreds of thousands of readers. Shelley is also a full-time Mom to three beautiful girls.